Valley View Secondary School is a part of the North Eastern Vocational Opportunities (NEVO) partnership http://nevo.sa.edu.au. By being a part of this group it allows us to maximise the opportunities available to students. Students can select from a large range of courses either run onsite or offsite at other schools or Training Facilities.
All Vocational Education and Training (VET) courses are nationally accredited training attached to national competencies and structured workplace learning. Successful achievement of VET outcomes are recognised as part of the SACE.
This will allow students to:
- Explore vocational options
- Acquire employment specific competencies
- Undertake traineeships and apprenticeships within an educational and industry context.
Obtain SACE credits
Students are able to undertake VET both within the curriculum and externally from Year 10 level.
As part of the wider curriculum, certificates offered and competencies gained can gain credits at either SACE Stage 1 and Stage 2 Level. The VET recognition register will tell you how many SACE credits can be gained from a course and at what level https://www.sace.sa.edu.au/web/vet
The below are qualifications offered onsite at Valley School. There are also approximately 30-40 offerings offsite (usually one day a week) please see http://nevo.sa.edu.au.
Stage 1 Level
- Certificate II Electrotechnology (career start) – RTO Training Prospects
- Certificate I Electrocomms skills – RTO TAFESA via Visa agreement
Stage 2 Level
- Certificate II Electronics (partial certificate) – RTO TAFESA via Visa agreement
- Certificate III Early Education and care – RTO Open Access College
Part-Time School-Based Apprenticeships/Traineeships
We have an ever increasing number of students participating in Australian School-Based Apprenticeships (ASBAs) whilst continuing their general studies. The employment/work based component of an ASBA is flexible to support student needs. Students gain valuable experience and qualifications in their chosen field, and can also count their successful training as part of the SACE. School workloads are adjusted accordingly, by negotiation with the employers.
ASBA positions are received from the Vocational Learning and Student Pathways Coordinator and the regional based Apprenticeship Broker and are advertised on a regular basis on the school board and via student’s personal emails.
ASBAs can also be negotiated either by the student finding employment through a part-time job, relative, friend, or simply calling businesses, or through the. Students and parents can make an appointment to see the Apprenticeship Broker through the Vocational Learning and Student Pathways Coordinator.